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“Great Seafood with so-so service”
Review of The Lobster

The Lobster
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Ranked #10 of 694 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Colorado Ave.
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had lunch at the Lobster during our visit to Santa Monica Pier. This is an upscale, white tablecloth, type of restaurant. We were seated in an area next to the bar that overlooked the beach and the pier. The prices a quite high, so I was expecting the service to be outstanding. Unfortunately for us, we got a waiter who came across as quite arrogant. Add to that, he was usually late in checking back with us. A table right next to us had a waitress who was very attentive and very friendly, so we got the bad apple. The food was very delicious, so I didn't mind paying the high prices, but the service was a disappointment. We would have probably enjoyed lunch at Bubba Gump's, right on the pier, a little better.

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Thank Rocky V
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Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

I stopped in because I was hungry and didn't feel like braving the rain on the rainiest weekend in a year. At the recommendation of Chris the bartender, I had the Seafood and Black Linguine dish. It was delicious! The bread was terrific as well. My meal came out fast and hot and Chris provided great service and good company. All in all, I had a very good experience and would definitely return.

Thank OSUDaddy
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Lobster is a beautiful restaurant. Unassuming from the outside but flawlessly located on the edge of the best view in Santa Monica, this charming dining room glows with the light of sunset at dinner and adds another dimension to the extraordinary food. The seafood here is as good as anything in greater LA area, and I have tried it all. Their seasonally inspired treats


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Thank wildlandphoto
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

coming to see the ocean in Santa Monica didn't quite turn out the way we planned. Thick fog came in from the Pacific Ocean and none of us could even see a foot of the beach and certainly not the ocean. But to our surprise we found a nice little eatery right beside the beach. The food was delicious and washed down with a glass of wine made it even better. A lovely atmosphere and to see the Pier would have been great, but we had a good time anyway.

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3  Thank BB1Tampa
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Just returned from dinner at The Lobster. This was a return visit for all of us having dined there before. The food on this visit was just as amazing as it was on our last visit. The added bonus to dining here are the views of the Santa Monica Pier & surrounding area but being here at sunset was amazing & totally breathtaking! This is a must for anyone visiting Santa Monica.

Thank lmartin240
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